(CNN) - Giving a hint at a possible second run for the White House, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday on late night TV that, "America is a great place for second chances. Let's keep it at that."
Perry's answer came in an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," after the host asked the longtime GOP governor of Texas why he would want to make another presidential bid in 2016 after his 2012 campaign "didn't go so well."
Kimmel is doing his show from Austin for the Texas capital's annual "South by Southwest" festival and conference, and Perry was initially booed by the audience as he joined Kimmel on stage for an early taping for Tuesday night's program. Austin is known as a progressive city in the mostly red Lone Star State.
But Perry wasn't fazed, telling Kimmel that "after 14 years of this kind of love, it's all good, man."
And Perry gave as good as he got. When asked if he wanted to make any news regarding a possible second White House run, Perry responded that, "This is not the crowd that I want to make this announcement at."
Perry and Kimmel discussed the decriminalization of marijuana. Last month, in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Perry said that Texas was looking at adjusting its penalties for criminal use of the drug, adding that jail time may not be the best answer for offenders.
"You don't want to ruin a kid's life for having a joint," Perry told Kimmel.
When asked by Kimmell if he'd ever smoked pot himself, Perry said, "No, thank God."
But the governor quickly added, "Does second-hand count? Because I think there's still some left in there where Snoop was."
Snoop Dogg was Kimmel's previous guest.
Perry confirmed that he jogs with a gun and said the story that he once shot a coyote while jogging was also true. Perry joked to Kimmel that, "I do interviews with a gun."
Kimmell played some home video of Perry playing the drums on stage at a concert with the longtime rock band ZZ Top.
"Every kid is lying if they say they don't want to play on a stage with a rock band," Perry said.
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.